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Foucault, Cultural Studies, and Governmentality
Foucault, Cultural Studies, and Governmentality (March 2003)
Jack Z. Bratich - Editor
Jeremy Packer - Editor
Cameron McCarthy - Editor

Applies Foucault's ideas to a cultural studies framework.
Offering new and unique approaches bridging the gap between cultural analysis and governmentality studies in the United States, this book opens up new lines of inquiry into cultural practices and offers fresh perspectives on Foucault’s writings and their implications for cultural studies. It provides critical frameworks to analyze cultural practices and strategies of governing...(Read More)
 
 
Emancipating Cultural Pluralism
Emancipating Cultural Pluralism (March 2003)
Cris E. Toffolo - Editor
M. Crawford Young - Afterword

Examines both the benign and harmful aspects of identity politics.

Combining detailed case studies with discussions of deeper theoretical controversies, Emancipating Cultural Pluralism investigates both the benign and harmful aspects of identity politics. This provocative collection delves into some of the most difficult issues of cultural pluralism, such as what accounts for the immense power of identity polit...(Read More)
 
 
Performing Whiteness
Performing Whiteness (January 2003)
Postmodern Re/Constructions in the Cinema
Gwendolyn Audrey Foster - Author

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Explores how whiteness is culturally constructed in American films.

Performing Whiteness
crosses the boundaries of film study to explore images of the white body in relation to recent theoretical perspectives on whiteness. Drawing on such diverse critical methodologies as postcolonial studies, feminist film criticism, anthropology, and phenomenology,...(Read More)
 
 
Straight
Straight (January 2003)
Constructions of Heterosexuality in the Cinema
Wheeler Winston Dixon - Author

Explores the ways that stereotypes of heterosexuality are portrayed and constructed in film.

straight / 'strat (adj.) . . . without curves . . . correct . . . honest . . . not deviating from the normal . . . conventional . . . heterosexual

Practically all mainstream cinema is "straight," and has been since its inception. In Straight, Wheeler Winston Dixon explores how heteros...(Read More)
 
 
The African American Male, Writing, and Difference
The African American Male, Writing, and Difference (January 2003)
A Polycentric Approach to African American Literature, Criticism, and History
W. Lawrence Hogue - Author

Argues that African American literature must take into account the rich diversity of African American life and culture.

In this wide-ranging analysis, W. Lawrence Hogue argues that African American life and history is more diverse than even African American critics generally acknowledge. Focusing on literary representations of African American males in particular, Hogue examines works by James Weldon Johnson, William ...(Read More)
 
 
Jane Austen and Co.
Jane Austen and Co. (January 2003)
Remaking the Past in Contemporary Culture
Suzanne R. Pucci - Editor
James Thompson - Editor

Examines recent Austen remakes as well as other “post-heritage” films and television shows to show how the past is reshaped for a contemporary market.

Jane Austen and Co.
explores the ways in which classical novels—particularly, but not exclusively, those of Jane Austen—have been transformed into artifacts of contemporary popular culture. Examining recent films, television shows, Internet sites, a...(Read More)
 
 
Thinking the Limits of the Body
Thinking the Limits of the Body (January 2003)
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen - Editor
Gail Weiss - Editor

Shows the inseparability of textuality, materiality, and history in discussions of the body.

This collection maps the very best efforts to think the body at its limits. Because the body encompasses communities (social and political bodies), territories (geographical bodies), and historical texts and ideas (a body of literature, a body of work), Cohen and Weiss seek trans-disciplinary points of resonance and diverge...(Read More)
 
 
High Culture
High Culture (December 2002)
Reflections on Addiction and Modernity
Anna Alexander - Editor
Mark S. Roberts - Editor

Addresses the place of addiction in modern art, literature, philosophy, and psychology, including its effects on the works of such thinkers and writers as Heidegger, Nietzsche, DeQuincey, Breton, and Burroughs.

This is the first comprehensive text to address addiction and its multiple effects on and extensions into art, literature, philosophy, and psychology. Most research into addiction has taken place within the dis...(Read More)
 
 
Order and Agency in Modernity
Order and Agency in Modernity (November 2002)
Talcott Parsons, Erving Goffman, and Harold Garfinkel
Kwang-ki Kim - Author

Addresses the relationship between modernity and social theory by looking at the works of Parsons, Goffman, and Garfinkel.

In this unique analysis of three prominent theorists of modern sociology, theory is understood as implicitly, but importantly, reflecting especially modern problems of individual and social life. From the grand-theoretical systems of Talcott Parsons to the unique symbolic interactionism of Erving Gof...(Read More)
 
 
Despotic Bodies and Transgressive Bodies
Despotic Bodies and Transgressive Bodies (November 2002)
Spanish Culture from Francisco Franco to Jesus Franco
Tatjana Pavlovic - Author

Examines crucial moments of transition in Spanish culture and society during both dictatorship and democracy.

Focusing on Spanish culture and society in the second half of the twentieth century, Despotic Bodies and Transgressive Bodies traverses a variety of disciplines: literature, film studies, cultural studies, feminist theory, and history, to examine crucial moments of cultural transition. Beginning with ...(Read More)
 
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